All Articles Tagged "babies"
Last year came and went, and with it came plenty of new celebrity babies, most notably Blue Ivy, who was said to be the most anticipated and talked about baby of all of 2012. With 2012 done and over with, it’s now time for the parents of 2013 to get their time in the spotlight. Here are 15 celebrities expecting babies in 2013.
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
The KimYe baby is definitely going to be one that takes the media by storm once he/she is born. Even though Kim is already three months pregnant, news only hit the media waves a couple days ago. Kim is the second Kardashian sister to become a mom.
With a head full of hair and some adorable big ‘ol eyes, this bouncing baby boy was born in October and has already been shown off to the world by his proud papa. The father of this cutie is a well-known NBA star who has been the league’s Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, and a three-time All Star pick. A humble and giving fella, the father of this baby is liked by many for not being one of those players who is all about money, cash, cars, clothes and…you know…and for making those around him on his team better. While he’s currently out nursing an injury and trying to get back to his old self, the star player is taking fans inside his recovery process, and spending a great deal of time bonding with his son and girlfriend. Awwwwww! So who does this cute kid belong to you ask?
Hollywood hottie Nia Long and R&B crooner Tyrese have teamed up with Johnson and Johnson to deliver health services and educational information to expecting and new moms. The pair is promoting a new Text4baby campaign, a free mobile health service that sends critical health and safety education messages directly to participant’s cell phones.
“I was raised by a single parent growing up in South Central, Los Angeles,” said Tyrese. “It is an honor to be part of this program to help reach mothers, who through all of life’s adversity, put the health of their children first.”
Moms-to-be who sign up for the Text4baby service will receive three text messages per week throughout their pregnancy and baby’s first year tailored to their due date and the developmental stage of the child.
Very nice! You can see the full details of the campaign over on ESSENCE.
In MN’s Year In Review, we’re counting down our top stories as well as the biggest moments in television, music, movies, and news.
Everyone loves a new baby and in 2012, the public couldn’t wait on the birth of a handful of celebrities’ babies to goo-goo and gaga over. We can’t lie, we were pretty excited about these babes too. Check out this list of the most anticipated babies of 2012.
This little one belongs to the co-star of a very famous sitcom from the ’90s (she wasn’t the star but had his affection even though she didn’t want it). Once the show went off the air, we didn’t see much from her except in a couple of episodes of Moesha and then later on in a few episodes of Girlfriends. Since then, she’s dropped off the radar but started a program in Washington D.C. under her name. Okay, just lower your eyes a bit:
That’s right, this is the son of Family Matters co-star Kellie Shanygne Williams. She posted some pictures of her now four month old son on Facebook earlier this week and he is adorable. But the one thing she didn’t do is tell us his name! The “outside” world also never knew about her marriage to husband Hannibal Jackson or the birth of their little girl Hannah in 2010 until way after the fact. Luckily for her, she’s been able to maintain a very “normal” lifestyle with her family. She started the Kellie Williams Program in 2010 to help young people produce their own television shows on a cable access channel in D.C.
Congrats to the family on their new bundle of joy!
From Your Tango
Everyone knows it takes three trimesters to hear the first cries of a newborn baby. But did you know it takes three trimesters to give birth to a real solid relationship? Unfortunately, the time frame is different. Good relationships don’t necessarily take nine months; they may take nine years for your delivery.
The first trimester. Like the feelings you have when you find out you’re pregnant, the initial surge of excitement when you connect with someone new is intense and euphoric. The first few dates are heart-pounding and your hormone switch flips into high gear. You can’t wait to kiss that person at the end of a date. Your days are consumed by thoughts of the new guy/girl.
Read more at YourTango.com.
Congrats! Now Let’s Talk: 5 Things I Wish New And Soon-To-Be Moms Would Stop Doing And Sharing Online
Facebook more than any other social network has become a grown up’s virtual show-and-tell with folks showcasing everything from birthdays to beatdowns and breakups, and nuptials to…well, nipples. We seem to show everything, all the time, with reckless abandon, letting anyone and everyone into our lives.
I don’t judge. If showing the world every detail of your private life is what makes you happy, by all means, share away. I do take issue with a few things however and it seems that the preggo social networkers happen to be the repeat offenders in this case. And now that everyone is getting their hands on an Instagram account to soon put the TM in TMI (Too Much Information), here’s a look at the top five things that new moms and/or moms-to-be need to QUIT doing and sharing with the world.
Stop posting half-naked pregnant pictures: Why does the world need to see you in a bra and panties with your protruding, freshly cocoa-buttered belly? Was the fully-clothed photo of you with your hands lovingly placed over your baby bump not enough? No? You had to go all Amber Rose? Not everything is for everybody. I think we all see enough of these type of images at black art festivals and don’t need you to enter the game. Keep these for your own personal photo album.
Stop showing us your “Birthin’ room” pics: Listen, the sacred and sometimes scary moment of delivering a child into this world is not meant for everyone on the Internet or in your friend cricle to see. No one wants to see your blue-green baby fresh out the pum pum all cloaked in a glistening robe of yuck. Let the little bundle of joy marinate in a bath and fresh air for a few days before you introduce us! I think we can all better appreciate the adorable kid you brought into the world when you don’t post a photo of them straight out the womb.
Don’t talk smack about your baby’s father(s): Um, he was good enough for you to lay up under, so think twice before posting that rant about how he ain’t s—. It only makes you look immature and if you do it more than once, you’ll start to look completely ratchet. Settle your private affairs, you know, privately.
Don’t talk smack about your kids! This sounds crazy, but trust, I see it almost daily. In my mind I always want to shake these individuals and remind them that, hey, YOU’RE the one raising little Ray Ray! If he’s “bad” then guess whose fault that is? Don’t worry, I’ll wait… Congratulations, you’ve just outed yourself as a subpar parent. Get your whole entire life, honey.
PLEASE STOP posting naked baby photos. Now THIS, I take SO seriously. No jokes here at all. As we’ve all come to know but many of us choose to ignore, what you put into cyberspace you can not get back, nor can you control who views it. Your babies are adorable. I get that. But they are adorable FULLY clothed. Shield your children from the perverts lurking on the Internet. Just because you’ve set your Facebook profile to “private” does not mean that what you post won’t easily be taken and seen. Cover your children and please be mindful of the kinds of photos you post of them. Internet predators can only use what we provide. Let’s be more mindful.
La Truly is a late-blooming Aries whose writing is powered by a lifetime of anecdotal proof that awkward can transform to awesome and fear can cast its crown before courage. La seeks to encourage thought, discussion and change. Her blog: www.hersoulinc.com and Twitter: @AshleyLaTruly.
Mama Tyra is ready to become a mommy for real, she told Steve Harvey in an interview that will be aired on the comedian’s new talk show tomorrow.
In the midst of talking about how she’s been linked to all these young boys, to which she replied, “I ain’t no cougar,” Tyra switched the topic to what she really wants:
“I’m really ready to have some babies. I want babies!”
Surprised by her admission, Steve Harvey said he never expected that to come out of Tyra’s mouth, but apparently the model mogul has been thinking about kids for a while.
“I’ve always wanted them,” she said, “but I’ve been saying ‘I want babies in three years’ since I was, like, 27. And now I’m 28…No, I’m 38 — I think it’s time. [My eggs are] going to be hard-boiled and fried and scrambled up in there, so it’s time to get those eggs working!”
We know Tyra loves the girls so she would probably be an excellent mother to a little mini-T About that baby daddy though…
Hey Loves! Hope you’ve been having a great weekend. And me? Oh nothing much, just trying to keep up with these celebrities. I found some very interesting news on Miss Janet, some baby news on the Carters and some new music for you guys. Go take a peek…
More than I care to admit, the topic of relationships, careers and children has been coming up a lot around my apartment these days. This Saturday night was no different. As my housemate and I sat in the kitchen talking, we somehow stumbled onto the topic of whether to have children in your 20s, or wait until your 30s.
She said if she finds a man she wants to marry before 30, no ifs, ands or buts about it— “I popping out dem babies in my 20’s.” I giggled at her Trinidad accent, completely objecting to the idea of having any children before the age of 30. Hell, I’ll even take 29 on the verge of turning 30, but before then— I’m not feeling the idea.
According to 2010 birth statistics completed by the U.S. Census Bureau, 42 percent of women ages 25 to 34 with at least one bachelor’s degree gave birth for the first time, compared to 76 percent for women ages 35 to 44.
Although I have no desire to wait until my late 30’s or 40’s, I can understand why so many women are choosing to.
Call me selfish, but there is too much I want to do before I am 30, and right now, while I am in my 20’s— I feel this is the best time to do them. I want to travel the world, maybe move a few more times. Challenge myself career wise and achieve accomplishments my family can truly be proud of. All these things become harder to do when you have a child who depends on you to provide for them.
Also, let’s face it; we all have had those conversations with one girlfriend who’s worried about her ticking biological clock. I want to let love naturally happen. You know, boy meets girl and they begin to date before getting married? Not, boy meets girl, and girl begins to plan when they’ll get married and what color the bridesmaids’ dresses will be, all before knowing what he wants to do with the rest of his life. I don’t want to put a rush order on marriage for the sake of having children before reaching the fertility peaking age of 28.
Ninety percent of couples’ marital bliss declines within a year after the birth of their first child, according to a study done by the University of Denver. And 40 percent of children born to two parents can expect to live in a single-parent household by the time they are 18, as reported in 2009 by the U.S. Census Bureau.
My parents spent the majority of the ‘80s dating, and late in the decade, they were married. A few months after “I do,” my mother was pregnant with me. Now as a young woman, I realize my parents never had the chance to transition from dating, to husband and wife, before becoming mom and dad. As a child of divorced parents, who separated shortly after I started school, I want to spend a few years getting to know my husband— a man I’m no longer “just dating.”
Lastly, for obvious reasons, I want to be financially stable. The majority of your lifetime earning potential takes place in your 20s, says Dr. Meg Jay, author of The Defining Decade, estimating two-thirds of lifetime wage growth happens during the first 10 years of your career.
As women, we are often made to feel that our 30’s are the end of the world. Like we have to accomplish and do all of these things before we find ourselves on other side of our 20’s. With the average person living anywhere from 72 to 80 years, not factoring personal health or family genetics, is having a child in your 30’s really that bad? But what can I say? This is just a plan, and that’s the beautiful yet nerve racking thing about them— nothing ever seems to go quite according to “the plan.”
Jasmine Berry is a senior majoring in journalism at St. John’s University. Follow her on twitter @signedjas.